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Philosophy

These days it seems like the more choices we have…
         the more everything looks the same!

EXCELLENT FURNITURE DESIGN has four objectives:
(1) Functionality
(2) Comfort
(3) Durability
(4) Beauty
ONLY SKILLFULLY HAND-CRAFTED CUSTOM-DESIGNED FURNITURE can meet these demanding standards for most individuals. Assembly line, mass-produced, “one-size-fits-all” furniture has many short-comings. Unlike custom hand-crafted pieces produced to order by a master craftsman, their pieces are confined to the capabilities and limitations of the machines they use and the materials they can acquire at the lowest bulk price . They simply cannot address an individual’s specific needs or desires.
The four objectives listed above are constantly fighting against one another. A chair back and seating surface require thicker boards, deeply saddled to make them comfortable. However, nobody wants to “see” this unbalanced thickness in relation to the other chair elements because it would destroy the “beauty” of the chair. The craftsman must design and build furniture, concealing this thickness, while taking full advantage of it. The “Big Bend Patio Chair” and the “Permian Chair” both embrace and reflect this key design concept.
Furniture must also fit into its resting environment. The “Big Bend Patio Chair” incorporates a signature “bend” in its integrated front leg/armrest design which allows it to assimilate with other natural outdoor elements where “bends and arches” are echoed in surrounding trees, trellises and vines. The “Permian Chair” with its curved back and seating surface is an obvious compliment to a round kitchen table; however, it is equally at home surrounding a square table with it’s straight legs and rails. The exposed wood joints are consistent with high quality craftsman or “mission-style” furniture.
Chase Woodworking Co. is committed to achieving the four objectives of excellent furniture design in EVERY PIECE I design and build. When considering handcrafted furniture just “Cut to the CHASE”!

Production Models

Big Bend Lounge Chair

The "Big Bend" Lounge Chair…

  • FRONT LEGS and ARMRESTS consist of (8) 1/8” thick oak strips laminated together. When bent, they yield an incredibly strong and attractive frame foundation.

  • SEATS SLATS and BACK SLATS have gentle curves to afford “hours” of relaxation. They are screwed (not glued) to the frame with stainless steel screws and are concealed.

  • ALL LEGS have 1/4” thick high impact plastic feet to keep wood out of water.

Details:
These are the most beautiful, durable, and comfortable patio chairs available.

Materials:
Made of white oak, in a natural weather-proof oil finish. Other woods are available.

Weight:
50-lbs each


Price:
$1,050 each

Production Time:
While these are "production" models, they are still "custom-built". Normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks depending upon current workload and number units in inventory. Please call to receive a more accurate production-time estimate on your particular order.

 

Big Bend Rocking Chair

The "Big Bend" Rocking Chair…

  • FRONT LEGS and ARMRESTS consist of (8) 1/8” thick oak strips laminated together. When bent, they yield an incredibly strong and attractive frame foundation.

  • SEATS SLATS and BACK SLATS have gentle curves to afford “hours” of relaxation. They are screwed (not glued) to the frame with stainless steel screws and are concealed.

  • ALL LEGS have 1/4” thick high impact plastic feet to keep wood out of water.

Details:
These are the most beautiful, durable, and comfortable rocking chairs available.

Materials:
Made of white oak, in a natural weather-proof oil finish. Other woods are available.

Weight:
50-lbs each


Price:
$1,250 each

Production Time:
While these are "production" models, they are still "custom-built". Normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks depending upon current workload and number units in inventory. Please call to receive a more accurate production-time estimate on your particular order.

 

Permian Chair

The "Permian" Chair…

  • SEAT and BACK are “sequence cut” across growing rings to expose a beautiful wood-grain pattern. Both pieces have gentle curves to make seating very comfortable for all sized individuals.

  • ALL LEGS have glides on bottom to protect floors and assist in sliding.

Details:
This hand-crafted chair is designed and engineered to be enjoyed by you, your children and your grand-children for many years to come.

Materials:
Made of white oak with strong mortise and tenon wood joints. Seven thin coats of hand-rubbed oil and wax are applied to protect and enhance the beauty of the wood.
* Custom woods and wood tones available

Weight:
19-lbs each


Price:
$875.00 each

Production Time:
While these are "production" models, they are still "custom-built". Normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks depending upon current workload and number units in inventory. Please call to receive a more accurate production-time estimate on your particular order.

 

Permian Chair

Dresser Top Valet…

  • Top-middle "Cellular Phone" Tray is lined in felt.

  • Bottom of unit is also covered in a heavy felt material to avoid scratching your other furniture.

Details:
Imagine having all your items kept in one place, when you are not carrying them. Lots of room for your Cell Phone, keys, pocket change, pen, eye glasses, watch, pocket knife, etc.

Materials:
Made from hard maple and black walnut.

Weight:
N/A


Price:
Qty of 1 = $189.25 each

Production Time:
While these are "production" models, they are still "custom-built". Normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks depending upon current workload and number units in inventory. Please call to receive a more accurate production-time estimate on your particular order.

 

Permian Chair

Jewelry Box…

  • Incorporates two, finest quality Brusso® solid brass hinges that open to 95-Degrees, so that the lid stays open.

  • Bottom of unit is also covered in a heavy felt material to avoid scratching your other furniture.

Details:
Unit includes (3) precise-fitting removeable/stackable trays.

Materials:
Made from quarter sawn white oak and black walnut.

Weight:
N/A


Price:
Qty of 1 = $189.25 each

Production Time:
While these are "production" models, they are still "custom-built". Normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks depending upon current workload and number units in inventory. Please call to receive a more accurate production-time estimate on your particular order.

 

Permian Chair

Waste Paper Basket…

  • Beautiful replacement for unsightly/old trash containers.

Details:
Compliments any beautiful office or home furnishings.

Materials:
Made from quarter sawn white oak with walnut buttons.


Weight:
N/A


Price:
Qty of 1 = $169.25 each

Production Time:
While these are "production" models, they are still "custom-built". Normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks depending upon current workload and number units in inventory. Please call to receive a more accurate production-time estimate on your particular order.

 

Permian Chair

Rocking Horse…

  • This is a multi-generational gift for your children and grand children!

  • No two horses are the same.

Details:
Very smooth riding for young Cowboys and Cowgirls.

Materials:

  • Base is made from white oak for beauty and durability.
  • Mane and tail are fade resistant and non-allergenic Polypropylene.
  • Genuine leather ears.

Weight:
N/A


Price:
Price Range - $759.25 - $875.25 each

Production Time:
While these are "production" models, they are still "custom-built". Normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks depending upon current workload and number units in inventory. Please call to receive a more accurate production-time estimate on your particular order.

 

 

Gallery

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Walnut swivel arm chair
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    Walnut swivel arm chair
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    Walnut conference table and chairs
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    Walnut conference table and chairs
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    Walnut conference table and chairs
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    Walnut conference table and chairs
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    Underneath view of conference table
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    Walnut arm chairs
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    Walnut arm chair
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    Walnut arm chair
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    White oak outdoor dinning set
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    Genuine mahogany porch glider
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    Yellow pine bench
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    Walnut stool
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    Walnut rocking chair
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    Walnut arm chair
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    Close up walnut arm chair
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    Prototype dinning chair
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    Walnut and oak cutting board
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    Heavy duty cedar garden gate and heavy duty cypress garden gate
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    Genuine mahogany Adirondack chair
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    Cherry Shaker Boxes
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    Miniature Butcher Block 6"W x 6"L x 5.5"H Maple/Walnut
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    Cherry Arm Chair
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    Cherry Arm Chair with Leg Detail
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    Custom Cutting Board
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    Backyard Swing
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    Backyard Swing
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    Dining Room Table and Chairs
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    Original Upright Big Bend Patio Chair
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    Big Bend Patio Chair - Second Design

Testimonials

In 2011, my beloved Mother passed. In her memory, I wanted a walnut cross for the window of Bold Energy. I asked Steve to prepare one to which he built the most amazing cross with John 3 Vs. 16 engraved at the bottom. The cross is over 20 feet tall. He engineered a way to attach it securely to the window frame. Please come to our office to see this amazing construction and final product. We office at 600 N. Marienfeld, Suite 1000, Midland, TX

Peggy Worthington


We have used the services of Steve Chase for several exhibits at the Sibley Nature Center in Midland,Texas. The quality of his work is excellent and the professionalism of his service is outstanding. We will not hesitate to use his services again on future projects.

Michael W.Nickell
Sibley Nature Center


I hired Steve Chase to replace a one-of-a-kind outdoor gate at my house. The look and the quality of the replacement gate is better than  I could have expected. Steves' attention to detail and his abilities with wood­working are extremely evident. I couldn't give Steve and his craftsmanship a higher recomnendation.

David Essex


It is an understatement to say that we have enjoyed the wall-to-wall, floor­ to-ceiling bookshelves, inclusive of a home office workstation, you recently built for us in the master bedroom. They  are the  showplace of the room and we love showing the fruits of your labor to visitors. Your attention to detail and methodical work process are evident in the construction and final  product. While this feature has added in dollar value to our home, it has added intangible value to us in its beauty and functionality.

Gayle & Michael Banschbach


As a tall person, I am very pleased with my made to order cherry arm chair. It fits me and is a beautiful addition to my prarie style home where much of the other furniture is of natural wood.

Sam Johnson


I became a customer of Chase Woodworking about 12 years ago. While his workmanship is obvious and impeccable, folks will appreciate how humble & approachable Mr. Chase is. He’s an excellent communicator, more than happy to help you in exploring new ideas, or with follow-up questions after the sale. He’s been glad to match creative-wits with me in designing my furniture needs. A bit of a throwback to the craftsmen of days gone by, I found significant character and integrity in the persona of Mr. Chase – qualities that are transferred to the furniture he builds. Finely built furniture is truly an heirloom investment that can be passed on for generations, and I’m glad to have the added-value in my home.

T.M. Rhodes


I discovered Chase Woodworking in June, 2008, and asked Steve  to come over  to my office to discuss building two visitor chairs.  Steve took my specs and built a prototype chair out of white ash.  He brought the prototype to my office and gave me an opportunity to modify the height of the arms, the width of the seat, and the shape of the lumbar support.  Within a few weeks, Steve delivered to my office two of the most beautiful black walnut chairs you will ever see.  When you sit in these chairs, your back is immediately relaxed and you can't believe the comfort from sitting in a solid wood chair.

Steve did such a great job on these chairs that I asked  him to design and build a desk with two drawers.  Steve brought me a design and worked with me to insure that he understood exactly what I wanted in my desk. The finished  product is a work of art from the dovetailed drawers to the leather signing  pad.  The black  walnut, Steve's favorite medium, has developed a very warm coloration over these last four years.  It is a joy to sit and work at this desk.

When we decided we needed a large conference table with matching caster chairs, I decided to see if Steve could take on this large of a project. I explained to Steve that we wanted to have a table design that insured that the chairs would not be able to bump in to any of the table's leg structure. The design also had to allow for moving the table into our building's elevators. Steve designed a curved table support structure that is absolutely incredible; the caster chairs move freely alongside of the table without ever encountering any of the table's support structure. When you walk up to this table, you cannot  help but marvel at the artistic  beauty of the leg structure  and the table's massive presence. People immediately ask me how we were able to get such a massive table up to our 10th floor office.  Steve designed the two piece table to fit perfectly into the elevators. The caster chairs themselves are designed similar to my visitor chairs with the comfortable seat and lumbar support.  Over the last four years, our visitors have been highly impressed with the quality and workmanship of our conference table and I currently have Steve working on a very special chair that will be used for reading.

It amazes me that Midland has such a talented furniture maker in our midst. I would recommend Steve to anyone who has a desire for heirloom quality furniture that will be built to the client's exact specs. I offer an open invitation to anyone who would like to come by my office and see for themselves the kind of work that Steve Chase does.

Joseph L. Castillo
President
Bold Energy III LLC


Mr. Chase was so accommodating when we needed a repair on an existing piece of furniture. He completed the job in record time and well beyond our satisfaction. We will be calling on Mr. Chase when we settle here in Midland, Texas. Thank you so much and love the craftsmanship of your furniture.

Mrs. Neumann


 

Contact

Steve Chase - Owner

Steve Chase Woodworking Co.

PHONE: 432-684-4453

EMAIL: steve@stevechasewoodworking.com

Midland, Texas

If you live in or are just visiting the Permian Basin area of West Texas, be sure to call me so we can visit about your specific needs. I work out of my home in Midland, Texas and you are always welcome… just please call ahead to set up an appointment.

F.A.Q.

What is the difference between "production" furniture and the furniture featured in my "gallery"?

I call any piece of furniture that is built with templates and jigs, "production" furniture. Over time, these devices were developed to save time and reduce costs. The furniture pieces featured in my "Gallery" represent unique one-off custom-made designs targets specifiaclly to a client's needs and desires. Non-Production pieces require additional time for planning and in some cases "prototyping" to arrive at the final design and strategy. Non-Production pieces start from scratch and therefore take a considerable amount of additional time and expense to complete.


Is there any assembly required?

Absolutely not. Fine handcrafterd furniture always comes pre-assembled as opposed to "break-down" mass-produced units that require customer assembly.


Who actually builds the furniture? Do you have other people working in your shop?

There is only "one-person" working in this small business, and that person is me, Steve Chase. All of the work is done my me.


Is there any maintenance required to preserve the natural beauty of the wood?

Interior furniture - only requires regular dusting and the application of a thin coat of wax every two years. Naturally finished wood will develop a beautiful "petina" over time caused by ultraviolet light.

Outdoor furniture - requires more attention depending on how much exposure it has to the elements. Many people like to let their outdoor wood furniture become "weathered". If you would rather keep the "like-new" look for outdoor furniture, contact me and I can advise you depending upon where the furniture is located. In the Midland-Odessa, Texas area, I can perform this maintenance for you if you wish.


Do you "deliver" your furniture in the Midland-Odessa, Texas area?

Yes. There is no additional charge for delivery in the Midland-Odessa area.


How do I receive my order if I live outside the Midland-Odessa, Texas area?

Depending upon where you live and what would be required to assure your furniture arrives in excellent condition, we would have to determine the best method of delivery for your order. In many cases, I can deliver outside the Midland-Odessa region for an additional fee. If you live far outside the immediate region, your furniture will be shipped in custom-built wood crates and/or pallets.The costs obviously vary depending on the size, weight and distance to your destination. I can always accomodate your shipping needs.


What are your payment terms?

After we have discussed your requirements, should you decide to proceed, I require a 25% deposit to schedule your project in my work-queue. Another 25% is due when work actually begins. The remaining balance is due upon delivery.


How long will my order take?

Custom projects can take from two weeks up to several months depending upon scope and workload. "Production" items are of course the quickest turn-around. I can give you a better idea of time involved when you are ready to place an order and can keep you apprised of progress at regular intervals throughout the process.


 

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